As states begin to reopen and stay-at-home orders are lifted, your life probably feels different. If you lost your job, it might seem like the dreams you had for your life are gone—but there’s hope. In this final episode, Ken Coleman encourages us to think about how short-term challenges may be connected to long-term success. This season could be the kick start you needed for what’s next. It’s a reminder to press on and take control of what only you can control. 
Published 05/01/20
Seasons are changing—and as we head into May, it’s time for a fresh start. You might be wondering if this month is going to be any different or if post-quarantine life will go back to normal. Now’s the time to hold onto hope and anticipate the future. In today’s episode, Christy Wright shares how to take a thoughtful look at how this time of pause could be the beginning of a new season. It’s to journal on what you’ve learned and lean into your faith.
Published 04/30/20
Published 04/30/20
Humanity is juggling a lot at once right now, and it’s creating a mental health epidemic. Being isolated has left many of us vulnerable to fear, anxiety and loneliness. But there are things you can do to quiet the alarms in your head and approach the future with hope. In this episode, Dr. John Delony shares about his own journey through anxiety, what to do when you feel overwhelmed by your negative thoughts and emotions, and why it’s important to put your phone down and get outside.
Published 04/29/20
Months of quarantining at home might have you dreaming of a vacation. But that dream can become a nightmare if you get sucked into the fraudulent world of timeshares. In this episode, Dave Ramsey rants on how scumbags will try to sell you scams that rip you off. In the case of timeshares, a “free” vacation is too good to be true. You’ll end up lured into a high-pressure sale, leaving you broke and in debt.
Published 04/28/20
If you’ve lost your job and need money to pay the bills, it may be time use your emergency fund—that’s what it’s there for! In this episode, Rachel Cruze shares guidelines on using your emergency fund. It’s time to get on a tighter budget, cut out your wants (goodbye cable!), and focus on your needs (food, utilities, shelter, transportation). It’s important to take out only what you need and rebuild your emergency fund when your income is back up.
Published 04/27/20
If you’ve been furloughed or laid off due to COVID-19, you might be looking for some ways to cover your bills right now. The good news is that opportunity is out there, and some industries are in desperate need of more workers. In this episode, Anthony ONeal shares about four major industries that are hiring right now and shows that you can get income coming in again. It’s important for you to take a deep breath, get a job, and hold on to your long-term goals and dreams for your life. 
Published 04/24/20
With the stock market being down and the CARES Act making it easier to withdraw from your 401(k), it’s easy to be tempted to tap into your investments to get through this crisis. But stealing from your future should never be a part of your financial plan. In this episode, Chris Hogan talks about the power of compounding interest to grow your investments over time and gives ideas on what to do if you’re strapped for cash. The market may be down today, but it will rebound in the future.
Published 04/23/20
When times are uncertain, it takes courage to face the day. You have to choose in every moment how you’re going to respond and who you’re going to become. In this episode, Ken Coleman reads Rudyard Kipling’s powerful poem If. There is power in the little word if. It reminds us that we may feel uncertainty today or we may reap a harvest tomorrow, but in all circumstances, we need to choose to get up and face the day.
Published 04/22/20
Being home with your family 24/7 may be making you wish you could fly away right about now. If you’re like most people, this isn’t so fun anymore. Great news: There are practical things you can do to restore your sanity and reconnect with your kids. In this episode, Dr. John Delony shares how you can move forward with optimism. It starts with setting boundaries for your kids, limiting screen time, and getting outside. Also, remember to give your spouse grace—even when they’re driving you...
Published 04/21/20
Small businesses are being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. If you are a small business owner, you may be tempted to take out a Small Business Administration (SBA) or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to stay afloat. But taking this “free” government money is a BAD idea—because it’s debt you have to pay back. In this episode, Dave Ramsey, Ken Coleman and Daniel Tardy explain why you should avoid SBA loans. Instead of going into debt, it’s time to get creative.
Published 04/20/20
It’s hard to be productive and easy to get stuck when you’re working alone from home. If you’re not careful, the coronavirus can kill your motivation and get in the way of your dreams. In this episode, Anthony ONeal shares the importance of making a goal and setting your mind on the future. When you focus on your future, it gives you a new strength to face today. Reminder to use your time wisely—it is possible to come out of this crisis stronger than you were before.
Published 04/17/20
If all you want to do is eat gummy candy, binge-watch shows, and touch your face, you’re not alone. But loneliness, poor sleep and added stress make us more likely to catch COVID-19. Luckily, there are things you can do to reduce stress, connect and sleep. In this episode, Dr. John Delony gives you practical ways to stay healthy by limiting the news you take in, getting outside, connecting with friends, and finding ways to serve. Remember, you can’t control the virus, but you can control...
Published 04/16/20
Balancing it all was tough before COVID-19. Now it’s even harder. When you feel overwhelmed and anxious, it’s hard to create a structure for your day. But there’s one practical thing you can do today to regain a sense of control: take the first step. Taking the first step, whether it’s choosing to make your bed or putting on workout clothes, will give you the momentum and confidence you need to take the next step. Before you know it, you’ll feel more balanced and in charge of your life.
Published 04/15/20
Right now, it might feel like the dreams you had for your life and career are either delayed or destroyed. But you need to hang in there—your time will come. In this episode, Ken Coleman shares how you can keep your dreams intact no matter where you are on your journey. He shares that the best way to propel your dreams forward is to keep showing up, don’t quit, and believe that you were created to fill a unique role. It’s a great reminder that someone needs you to be you!
Published 04/14/20
One of the worst things about this quarantine is that people aren’t able to celebrate birthdays, weddings and even graduations like they normally would. But there are some creative things you can do to still create memories. In this episode, Rachel Cruze shares how she’s still celebrating big events in her family and how you can too, and some of the best ideas she’s heard about making milestones memorable during the pandemic. A reminder that there is joy to be found in simplicity.
Published 04/13/20
Everything is getting canceled—Whether you’re 4 and missed a dance recital or you’re 40 and missed your grandma’s funeral, it’s healthy for your mind and heart to grieve your loss. In this episode, Dr. John Delony shares how to cope with missed milestones by giving yourself and your loved ones permission to grieve, journaling your thoughts, and finding creative ways to celebrate. Even in the midst of your pain and disappointment, you can choose joy, optimism and creativity.
Published 04/10/20
We’re all fighting an invisible enemy and have questions on our minds when it comes to our money and the economy. But even with a lot of unknowns right now, you can stay in control of your faith, attitude, outlook and actions. In this episode, Chris Hogan answers your questions on how you should use your stimulus check, how the crisis is impacting the economy so far, and how to explain the crisis to your kids.
Published 04/09/20
With the new stimulus package, if you’re 59 ½ you can take money out of your 401(k) with no penalty. This may sound good, but it’s actually a really BAD idea. In this episode, Dave Ramsey and Anthony ONeal share why you don’t want to borrow money from your 401(k) and where to go if you’re low on cash—to WORK! There are lots of places hiring right now. Historically, all major downturns have rallied, so don’t jump out of the market right now because you’ll miss the ride back up!
Published 04/08/20
We’re all sick of talking about the virus, and we’re feeling spun-out and fried. It seems that every tomorrow is different than today, and it’s exhausting trying to keep up. In this episode, Dr. John Delony will share what’s going on in our brains and provide tips on how to write down your thoughts and feelings every day and how to take control of what you can. Plus, he’ll offer insight on the importance of being kind, vulnerable, and graceful to yourself and others.
Published 04/07/20
During times of uncertainty it’s easy to let your mind turn to fear. But there’s hope, and Anthony ONeal is here to share what we can do right now so that we can be a light for those around us: Choose faith over fear. Speak what you seek. Mind your business. By practicing these things today we will create a better tomorrow. No matter what you’re going through, hope is greater than fear. That’s why we’re offering our life-changing Financial Peace University FREE for 14 days. Sign up at daveramse
Published 04/07/20
With everything going on right now, it’s really easy to feel completely out of control. You’re hearing conversations about layoffs and recessions. You’re worried about your jobs, your finances and your families. Join Ken Coleman as he shares encouragement about what you can actually control during this time of crisis. To take advantage of our free 14-day trial of Financial Peace, sign up here. No matter where you are, hope is here: https://bit.ly/2X6SwR9
Published 04/04/20
If your mind feels like it’s on a freakin’ train ride, you’re not alone. We’re all living through this crazy, out-of-control pandemic for the first time together (but also totally alone), and it’s making us feel intense emotions. But when fear, anxiety, sadness, loneliness and anger pop up in your head, there are things you can do to stop the insanity. Dr. John Delony shares five concrete steps you can take to still your mind and calm down:       Recognize what you can control and let...
Published 04/03/20
Hey y'all, it’s no secret that many of us are used to living our lives rushed and running ragged. So, what do you do when life comes to a screeching halt? In this Message of Hope, I'll share the opportunity we all have in this season of chaos—to reset and rethink how you live your life, so you can create the life you want.  Financial Peace University You have a new opportunity to reset and live the life you want. Now’s the perfect time to get on a plan and take control of your...
Published 04/02/20
We’re dealing with a lot of unknowns right now, and uncertainty about the future can lead to fear. That’s why we need to focus on things we can control. Yes, the stock market is extremely volatile. But I’m here to provide guidance on specific steps you can take to protect your investments and retirement plans. And remember… as a country, we’ve been here before. America will bounce back. I believe in this country, and I believe in you. No matter where you are, hope is here and hope is...
Published 04/01/20